Physios lace up hiking boots for charity


A team of physiotherapists from Castleford laced up their hiking boots and completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for charity.

Staff from Griffiths and Hartley, which has clinics in Castleford, Leeds and Wakefield, completed the 24 mile trek in just under 12 hours.

The team aims to raise £4,000 for the charity Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.

Alice Gray, who led the walk, said: “None of us had ever completed anything like the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge before and I think we all found it tougher than expected.

“I am so proud of everyone in the team for not only getting round but finishing within the time limit.

“It’s amazing they’re all still talking to me. Especially after our colleague Claire suffered horrific blisters and a visit to hospital afterwards.”

Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust funds medical research into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults.

Darren Griffiths, director of Griffiths and Hartley, said: “We are very proud to have completed this challenge in aid of the trust. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout and ask for continued support.”